Industry News: AIMVIA to meet with Japanese exporters

aimvialogo2The Australian cousin of the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association is to meet with the Japanese industry next month.

In its latest update, the Australian Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association says it has scheduled to meet with the Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association in October.

It has extended an invitation to members to also attend. Continue reading “AIMVIA to meet with Japanese exporters” »

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Industry News: Another 10% jump for new market

john_manley-xThe combined market for new vehicles has continued to defy an overall softening in the economy – with registrations up 10% in August.

New passenger car registrations of 7,752 vehicles in August were up 669 units (9.4%) on August 2014 sales of 7,083 vehicles, and was the strongest month of August since 1986.

Meanwhile, new commercial vehicle registrations of 3,440 vehicles in August were up 334 vehicles (10.8%) compared to August 2014. Continue reading “Another 10% jump for new market” »

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Industry News: Dealer numbers still growing – but slowly

DealerThe number of registered motor vehicle traders in New Zealand grew by only 15 in the past month.

There are now 3483 registered motor vehicle traders, compared with 3175 in August 1, a year ago.

While dealer numbers have grown by 308 during the last 13 months, the rate of increase has slowed considerably over recent months. Continue reading “Dealer numbers still growing – but slowly” »

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Industry News: Kia first NZ distributor to claim CarboNZero

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Kia New Zealand says it is the first vehicle distributor in the country to attain a key environment credential – CarboNZero certification.

Three years ago, Kia Motors became the first vehicle manufacturer in New Zealand to sign up to obtain carboNZeroCertTM certification from carboNZero Holdings Limited, an internationally-recognised certifying agency.

Both Toyota and BMW New Zealand are also members of the CarboNZero programme. Continue reading “Kia first NZ distributor to claim CarboNZero” »

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Industry News: AA releases safety ratings

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The Automobile Association has released its 2015 Used Car Safety Ratings guide, which includes 220 models, and is based of real-world crash data from here and across the Tasman.

This year the guide shows that 44% of used vehicles assessed received an excellent or good rating for occupant protection in a crash.

However, just 10% – 21 out of 217 – of the vehicles assessed earned a safe pick rating, which means they also provide good protection for occupants in other vehicles, pedestrians and motorcyclists in a crash. Continue reading “AA releases safety ratings” »

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Industry News: Heavy vehicle demand management and road pricing trial flagged

ResizedImage600373-nltp-bop-sh2-safetyThe Government is considering a demand management and road pricing project, specifically the feasibility and design of a heavy vehicle trial in 2015/16.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges flagged this in an address to the Road Transport Forum Conference last weekend.

Bridges says he wanted to tell the conference delegates more about this work that’s in its early stages. Continue reading “Heavy vehicle demand management and road pricing trial flagged” »

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Industry News: Customs recognised for work

Hon_Nicky-WagnerCommercial customers have rated the work of New Zealand’s Customs Agency in its annual survey.

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says positive results from Customs’ passenger and commercial satisfaction surveys confirm New Zealand’s already strong worldwide reputation for efficiency at the border.

“New Zealand ranks sixth in the world for the efficiency of its border control agencies, in both the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index and the World Economic Forum’s Enabling Trade assessment,” Wagner says. Continue reading “Customs recognised for work” »

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Industry News: Scott Dixon takes Indy championship

08-30-Dixon-Wins-Sonoma-StdKiwi racer Scott Dixon has won the final round of the IndyCar series in California – and with it claiming the championship for the year.

It is the fourth time Dixon has claimed the overall championship.

Dixon had entered the Grand Prix of Sonoma 47 points being series leader, former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Continue reading “Scott Dixon takes Indy championship” »

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